Meet An Astronomer: Randall Smith

Dr. Randall Smith joins us this week for our "Meet an Astronomer" segment. Randall has worn several astronomical hats over the years, but right now he's putting most of his effort into working on the International X-ray Observatory. For those of you who haven't heard of it, IXO as it's known, is the
planned next generation of X-ray telescope following along the lineage of Chandra, XMM-Newton and others. To make this happen, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and JAXA, Japan's space agency, have joined forces to work on this proposed mission. Look for Randall - or at least his voice - to be featured in an upcoming Chandra podcast that covers some of the topics X-ray astronomy will continue to explore in the years to come.

-Megan Watzke, CXC

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